This kind of tour will take you to the volcanoes national park the home of mountain gorillas in Musanze district of Rwanda where you will come face to face with these primates. The proposed itinerary for this safari will look as below;
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali
Pick up from either Kanombe airport or your hotel in Kigali and with lunch en route, drive to Ruhengeri in the northern Rwanda’s Musanze district. This drive will take you through the undulating hills of Rwanda, visit the memorial genocide site at Gisozi and as well go to the two twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.Reach in the evening and check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge[luxury],Lap-lame Hotel[mid range]orKinigi Guest House[budget] for dinner and overnight. Meal plan:F/B.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking
Rise up very early in the morning and have breakfast and thereafter proceed to volcanoes national park in Musanze district. Head straight to the park offices for briefing about the gorillas and allocation of gorilla groups and guides. Thereafter get into the tropical rain forest and search for the mountain gorillas starting from where they were the previous day until you find them. You will find them doing their daily chores of feeding their young ones, climbing trees and others just relaxing. Take your best photographs having switched off your flash. This whole exercise takes a maximum of 1 hour and then return to the park offices for your gorilla tracking certificate. Drive back to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation. Then in the evening visit the Diane fossey centre and see where she was buried after being killed by the hunters of mountain gorillas in the mist. From here drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan here is F/B
Day 3: Back to Kigali.
Rise up not so early in the morning and have breakfast. Then drive to the volcanoes for golden monkey tracking and in the course also spot some other primates in the forest. Then drive to the hotel for lunch and after wards drive back to Kigali and to the airport depending on the time of your flight and that marks the end of this safari.
The package includes:
Ground transportation Accommodation and meals as per itinerary Gorilla permits En-route lunches Full day English guide/driver Visit the twin Lakes and local communities Visit Dian Fossey Center Golden monkey tracking Mineral water on board.
The package excludes:
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Rwanda Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.